WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik says comments President Trump tweeted are “unacceptable.”
She’s referring to the latest controversy surrounding the president, where, in a series of tweets Sunday morning, he said several Democratic Congresswomen should go back to the countries they came from.
Monday, Stefanik tweeted her own thoughts on Trump’s comments, saying his tweets were “inappropriate, denigrating and wrong.”
The president’s comments were targeted at four freshman congresswomen.
Three of the four were born in the United States; one, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, is a refugee from Somalia.
Omar said the "garbage" from Trump is his plan to "pit us against" each other. She and Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan called for impeachment.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said that “no matter what the president says,” the country “belongs to everyone.”
Several Republicans besides Stefanik have also spoken out against President Trump’s tweets.
Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, says President Donald Trump “failed badly” with his tweets.
On Monday, Romney called Trump’s comments “destructive, demeaning, and disunifying.”
He added that Trump “has a unique and noble calling to unite the American people - of all different races, colors, and national origins.”
Following widespread backlash, Trump doubled down on his criticism of the four congresswomen and the Democratic party.